In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Brownwood Texas
Sinister Cinema: Two-Gun Bob and Kong
Brian Leno is going nuts with this Robert E. Howard stuff — and more power to him. He just sent me this postscript to one of his groundbreaking essays in The Cimmerian. If you don’t have a solid collection of … Continue reading
Posted in Film, REH Tagged Brian Leno, Brownwood Texas, Fay Wray, Howard Payne College, Ken Kelly, King Kong, The Cimmerian, The Yellow Jacket
Rediscovered: “Cowboy” Dula, a Gold Watch from Dempsey, and Frazier
Our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno jumps swinging into Bio Month with a post about boxing. I’ve long thought that Leno would be the guy to do a history — in effect, a biography — of the Old School boxers, since … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, News, REH Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Brownwood Texas, Damon Sasser, Frazetta, Haakon Hansen, Hans Jacob Nielsen, Jack Dempsey, Joe Frazier, Kid Dula, Muhammad Ali
Tour: On Sunday July 21 and Sunday July 28
A couple of requests for walks have rolled in — one from a guy in the area and another from some folk en route to SF from Brownwood, Texas. After prowling around Texas on several trips to Howard Days in … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH, Tour Tagged Brownwood Texas, Charlie Webb, hangings, Howard Days, John Wesley Hardin